Sing Carols! is a collection of traditional carols and contemporary Christmas songs for carol singers of all ages and abilities, compiled and arranged by BAFTA-winning composer, Harry Escott. Published by Faber Music, it is available to buy now.
Created to be accessible and easy to use outside, Sing Carols! encourages friends and families to go carolling together. Featuring many festive favourites, every song in the collection can be sung as a single unison line, and any second and third parts are specifically designed to be easy to learn and remember so that even those who can’t read music will be able to take part. With a view to encouraging groups to perform outside, all accompaniment suggestions are for easily portable instruments such as the ukulele and handbells and there are backing tracks available to download.
Harry Escott said: “To go carolling, singers often need to be able to perform with little or no accompaniment, which is a challenge. Add to this the fact that most Christmas music for unaccompanied choirs is intended for trained voices and it’s easy to see why, for most, carolling feels daunting. This is a great shame: there’s something particularly special about going out into your community and singing together as a group and I hope that this collection makes it possible for a few more people to experience that.”
Calling all carol singers! If you are carolling to raise money for charity, email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know and receive a special discount to get 20% off your copies of Sing Carols from fabermusic.com.
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